Carrie Leopold received her undergraduate degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2004 in Biology and her Masterâ€™s in Education from the University of Mary in 2010. She worked in a research lab for two years before deciding to pursue her passion for education. She has taught in public education as well as informal settings and has been involved with summer camps for teachers and students for the past eight years. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD in Educational Research with a focus in girls in STEM at the University of North Dakota and working as the STEM Outreach coordinator for North Dakota State College of Science.
Carrieâ€™s work with in STEM has awarded her the directors excellence award for nontraditional education from the North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education. She is the director for the GUESS (Girls Understanding and Exploring STEM Stuff) project and the project lead for the Great Plains Girls Collaborative at the North Dakota State College of Science, which brings together girl serving organizations around the region.